Since its inception America has been coined the “melting pot,” a term that’s intended to encase pride over the vast amount of diversity contained within our country. That pride, however, is nothing more than an idealization of the truth. America is a country of great diversity, but its pride and acceptance of that diversity relies on a contingent tolerance. Diversity is a wide term that can refer to a number of different groups and in this context it is referring to groups of minorities in America, particularly the LGBT community. Perhaps, the best illustration of this harmful treatment can be found in the media, specifically in the form of television.
“America is not a blanket woven from one thread, one color, one cloth.” America is greatly influenced by countless cultures and the cultural diversity has benefited the economy with new ideas and lifestyles. The different races, ethnicity, and lifestyles that people in America have, is what makes America so special and unique. While some people believe that new people coming into American should behave as Americans do, it can be argued that the USA is moving towards a new standard in which diversity and individuality are encouraged more because of how essential cultural diversity is and the opportunities it provides. Our country, schools, and jobs all consist of various cultures.
The face of America is always changing, and race is currently at the forefront of these changes. It is predicted by the US census bureau that by 2042, minorities will make up the majority of Americans. As the percentage of minorities in America rise, it changes dynamics in many parts of the country and causes controversy due to contrasting views. This change is caused by a variety of reasons, boiling down to the majority of children being born as minorities. This is already affecting the structure of our country, as seen in the 2016 election, and will continue to affect the future of our country for decades to come.
Human Rights refers to the basic rights and privileges that all people are entitled to regardless of their sexual orientation, religion, cultural or ethnic background, or physical attributes or abilities. The Civil Rights Act of 1964 ended all state and local law requiring segregation. Since then, legally racism has ended, yet the mindset of many American citizens is that the white race is superior. People still feel the need to fight for their rights through riots and protests. America needs to take the time to see, listen, and feel what people are experiencing.
Racial/Ethnicity Paper America unifies and divides its inhabitants across the globe by race, class, and gender. Race is synonymous to the headings atop the aisles within a supermarket in that it describes the biological features of a human being, namely skin color, eye, and hair color, as well as, genetic predisposition to specific diseases. However, unlike the labels above each aisle of a store, race influences the social hierarchy of our world, conferring power and privilege to select groups while simultaneously denying unalienable rights to others. Ethnicity, on the other hand, is synonymous to the varieties of culinary cuisine accessible at restaurants all over the world, American, Italian, Chinese, Mexican, African, Jamaican, Cuban, Mediterranean,
Diversity in the united state has been extended to a broader understanding of what diversity really means. Diversity first meaning is that positions should not be segregated by gender. For example a board of directors should have women on the board and there should be a male as the receptionists. Next be the diversity of wide range of ethnicities like Asian, Hispanics, etc., religions national origins, class. For example people from poor and rich should both be represented.
gap increases going down the economic profile, where a black family has a mere two percent in wealth compared to a white family. In order for America to overcome this racial gap, the wealth divide must be narrowed. There are many reasons contributing to higher African American unemployment rates. One important factor that plays role in high unemployment is higher crime rates among blacks. According to the Bureau of Justice Statistics, one in three black men can expect to go to prison in their lifetime (“Addressing Chronic Black Male Unemployment."
In America today is racial or ethnic identity doesn’t matter America is a state populated mostly immigrants. Hispanic, Blacks even white we all come from different nationality, different home land but we all reside in one place. That is American but regardless were we come from we still call this place our home.
“It is a wise man who said that there is no greater inequality than the equal treatment of unequals,” was one bunch of wise words once said by Felix Frankfurter. What Frankfurter means by this is that the biggest act that is unequal is giving equal treatment to those who are not your equal. In America, there will never be a time where true racial and social equality is achieved. America will never achieve true social and equal equality, because there has been uneven social classes and different views of different people for as long as we’ve been a country, most people still view some people as their unequal whether that be because of their race or their social class, and you cannot completely control what people say and how they think about
Diversity is the differences between people. It does not matter if they came from the richest of the rich or the slums of America, everyone has a story. Sex, age, ethnicity, social status, sexual orientation, and the list goes on. There is some sort of amazement that people from completely different backgrounds have so many similarities, but on the flip side it’s amazing that people with the same back story can be completely different. In the major of social work, the people in that field expect to see diversity with all clients they meet with, but rarely do they expect to see diversity in their career.